One of the best ways to get to know a foreign culture is to look at its architectural achievements. Throughout history, people have used spatial and interior design as art forms unto themselves, taking inspiration from ancient times or nodding to the future by incorporating new technologies and breakthrough materials.
And the result is always fascinating: A simple walk through a room or corridor could trigger the senses just like any other work of art. Whether it’s a luxury hotel inspired by a legendary historical period or an old bookstore that transports you to a magical new world, take a tour of some of the world’s most fascinating interiors.
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